2001 Highlights:Placed 18th-overall in the 2001 NCAA Still Rings championships with a score of 9.000...claimed UIC’s first official Eastern College Athletic Conference championship with a score of 9.25 on the still rings…earned a pair of victories against Navy on the vault (9.0) and still rings (9.25)…pushed Flames to a pair of wins over Air Force by capturing the still rings event on Feb. 2 (9.2) and Feb. 4 (8.8)…propelled UIC to a team-season best score of 205.4 with season highs on the still rings (9.5) and parallel bars (8.5) against Temple on March 4th...garnered a season-best, second-place finish of 9.3 on the vault against Michigan State.
2000 Highlights: Represented UIC at the 2000 NCAA Qualifying meet on five events with his best showing a 20th-place finish on the still rings (9.350)…ranked 29th in the country on the still rings with an average score of 9.517…recorded a team-best 9.550 on the still rings against Illinois on Jan. 8 in the season opener…tallied a season-high 9.600 on the floor exercise against Iowa on Feb. 6…his 9.725 on the still rings helped the Flames to a season-high score of 37.875 against Michigan State…recorded a career-high of 9.650 on the vault against the Spartans and added to the Flames' season-high score of 38.300…tallied UIC's top high bar score of 9.300 in the double dual meet with Army and UMass on March 10…matched his personal-best mark on the vault with a 9.650 against Army on March 12.
1999 Highlights: Qualified for the NCAA East Regionals on the still rings and recorded a 8.900…placed second on the still rings (9.550) against Minnesota on March 21…garnered third-place honors on the parallel bars (9.050) at Navy on March 15…registered a 9.650 to tie for second on the still rings against Michigan State on Feb. 27...placed third on the still rings (9.400) against No. 2 Michigan on Jan. 23.
1998 Highlights: UIC's top freshman competitor…had back-to-back first place finishes on the still rings against Michigan on Feb. 21 with a season and career-high 9.750 and followed that performance up with a first-place showing at Illinois on Feb. 28 with a 9.650…established a career-high on the vault (9.550) against the Fighting Illini…collected a third-place finish on the still rings (9.525) at Iowa on Feb. 7…took second on the rings (9.650) against Navy on Jan. 31...set a career-high on the horizontal bar (9.100) against Michigan on Feb. 21.
Personal/Prep: Organized St. Rita's first-ever gymnastics team as a senior…competed on the still rings, pommel horse and parallel bars after having ACL surgery…qualified for the state tournament...shared state champion honors on the floor exercise (9.400) with current UIC teammate Anthony Cirullo…earned a state championship on the still rings while setting a new state record of 9.800…took second at state on the vault, high bar and third on the parallel bars…was the IHSA Regional Champion on every event but the pommel horse and the sectional champ on the rings, bars and floor…earned Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times Athlete of the Week accolades during the year...named the St. Rita Mustang of the Month…was active in St. Rita's Peer Ministry, Student Council and French Club...member of the National Honor Society…born March 8, 1979…son of Bruce and Sarah Johnson…majoring in sociology.
2001 Highs Career Highs Vault 9.300 - 2/24/01 9.650 - 2/26/00, 3/12/00 Still Rings 9.500 - 3/4/01 9.750 - 2/21/98 Horizontal Bar 8.150 - 3/12/01 9.450 - 2/26/00 Floor Exercise 8.400 - 2/2/01 9.600 - 2/6/00 Parallel Bars 8.500 - 3/4/01 9.300 - 1/16/99, 2/6/99